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Reps. Timmons and Adams Lead Bipartisan Delegation from the Carolinas in Responding to Media Reports on Duke Energy

Today, a bipartisan Congressional Delegation made up of members from South Carolina and North Carolina, led by Rep. William Timmons (R-SC) and Rep. Alma Adams (D-NC), issued a statement in response to recent media reports of a private investment management fund's proposal to break apart one of the primary energy utility providers in both states, Duke Energy. Rep. William Timmons (SC-04), Rep. Alma Adams (NC-12), Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Rep. James Clyburn (SC-06), Rep. Jeff Duncan (SC-03), Rep. G. K. Butterfield (NC-01), Rep. Ralph Norman (SC-05), Rep. Richard Hudson (NC-08), Rep. Tom Rice (SC-07), Rep. Kathy Manning (NC-06), Rep. Joe Wilson (SC-02), Rep. Greg Murphy (NC-03), Rep. David Price (NC-04), Rep. Deborah Ross (NC-02), Rep. David Rouzer (NC-07), and Rep. Madison Cawthorn (NC-11) released the following statement:

“As bipartisan Congressional Delegations, we may have differences of opinion on many substantive issues. However, we all agree that for over 100 years, Duke Energy has been a critical partner in keeping our energy system reliable and providing good-paying jobs to thousands of people in the states we represent.

“As such, we would be concerned by any proposal that would risk job losses, electricity rate increases, and diminished energy reliability across the Carolinas without any benefit to our constituents.”